Erik E. Evenson
Engineer, Business Manager, Developer, and Entrepreneur with over 25 years of business development, engineering, marketing research, and consulting experience in manufacturing, consulting, aerospace & defense, and energy industries.1
Owner, 3E Enterprises, LLC
Houston Texas, November 2010 – Present
Providing ongoing information technology management consultation and support to an energy consulting firm on a contract basis. Work includes extending the firm’s business management system to include deeper integrations with customer, supplier, and utility systems and business processes.
Sold, designed, and built mobile applications for a federated search service. The mobile applications were built on Apple’s iOS platform.
Collaborated with multiple non-profit organizations to further the application of open source software development methodologies as applied to complex, engineered hardware systems.
Senior Engineer, Software Startup
Houston, Texas, August 2015 – January 2016
Architected a series of prototype web applications focused on simplifying the creation of online advertisement campaigns. Early versions were monolithic applications built around Django and hosted on Heroku. Later versions were microservice-based architectures relying on the Docker and Hashicorp ecosystems (Consul, Packer, Terraform, Vault) running Node.js services hosted on Amazon Web Services.
Hired by and reported to the startup’s investor to be a “coding architect” and to implement a technical solution with a small development team. Work required several third-party integrations including the Google AdWords API for ad network services and Twilio for telephony services.
Business Development Manager/Systems Integration Engineer, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)
Houston, Texas, July 2003 – November 2010
Managed marketing and business development for an SAIC operation with revenue of $130 million per year. This included proposal development, opportunity qualification/pipeline management, capture management, and Business Acquisition Council presentation using SAIC business development processes and tools. Primary customers included the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and commercial energy businesses. Received two Rabbi Trust awards for work performed.
Performed and assisted with assessments/audits of issues in subject areas approved by NASA Headquarters Office of Safety & Mission Assurance (Code Q). This included remaining cognizant of issues and concerns related to NASA’s manned space flight programs as well as payload and utilization activities. Led the assessment of the International Space Station’s (ISS’) Certification of Flight Readiness (CoFR) process resulting in significant changes to the CoFR process for Soyuz, Progress, and Space Shuttle flights to the ISS. Received the Space Flight Awareness Team Award in 2003 for work performed. Performed test and verification support for NASA’s Orion Project.
Owner, 3E Enterprises, LLC
Houston Texas, July 2002 – July 2003
Founded independent consulting practice providing marketing research services. Clients included a Fortune 500 environmental services company studying safety, a Texas state agency investigating program effectiveness, a Houston law firm requesting expert statistical services, and an automotive industry supplier measuring customer satisfaction.
Consulting Manager, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young (now Capgemini)
Houston, Texas, May 1997 – July 2002
Provided new product and service development and launch consulting services to a diverse set of companies. Clients specialized in creating complex engineered offerings such as commercial aircraft, naval ships, automobiles, mobile internet services, and pacemakers. Delivered an increasing amount of sales every year. Sales delivered in 2001 included $4 million direct (solely responsible) and $9 million team (member of sales team) - $13 million total.
- Developed flexible/lean manufacturing strategies and new/derivative aircraft certification/validation methods for a large commercial aircraft manufacturer. Methods developed have been implemented on existing and new commercial aircraft programs.
- Developed a new product strategy and launch plan for the wireless internet division of a global telecommunications company. Responsibilities included development of a marketing program, deployment of an affiliate program, facilitation of system requirements definition, acquisition of start-up funding, and evolution of the division’s business model.
- Led a team in the development of an Earned Value Management System (EVM/EVMS), refinement of the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) used for Nimitz-class aircraft carriers, and benchmarked leading Integrated Product and Process Development (IPPD) practices inside and outside the shipbuilding industry.
- Wrote the methodology used by Covisint, the largest automotive trading exchange at the time, to connect customers to its Product Development Collaboration and Quote Management (RFP/RFQ/RFx) services. Managed the subsequent deployment of the collaborative services and performance of related business process engineering at major automotive manufacturers and Tier 1 suppliers.
Financial Analyst, FMC Corporation (now FMC Technologies)
Houston, Texas, June 1996 – January 1997
Provided and presented financial analyses of operations for a $500 million global organization. Prepared results of operations and strategies for annual briefing to CEO.
Project Manager and Aerospace Engineer, NASA/Johnson Space Center
Houston, Texas, January 1988 – June 1996
Led and was a member of engineering teams tasked with the design, development, test, and evaluation of government furnished equipment for manned spaceflight. Specialized in structural and mechanical system design. Held signature authority for stress approval on Space Shuttle flight hardware.
Rice University, Houston, Texas, 1997.
Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance and General Management, 1997.
Bachelor of Science (BS), Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, 1990. Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Gamma Tau.
“Quick-Connect Fasteners for Assembling Devices in Space,” United States Patent 5,186,567.2
“Space Station Paraffin-Actuated Remote Connector,” United States Patent 5,439,310.3
Business development experience using Customer Relationship Management and proposal development collaboration tools.
Hands-on hardware development experience with structures and mechanisms in an aerospace environment. Some experience with hands-on electronics fabrication. Strong interest in the application of software development tools and strategies in the hardware domain.
Analytica Inc., A. Schulman, BAE Systems, Boeing (Commercial Aircraft Group), Cordiem, Covisint, DaimlerChrysler, Ericsson, Deep Web Technologies, Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Guidant (now Boston Scientific), Lockheed Martin, NASA, Newport News Shipbuilding (now Huntington Ingalls Industries), Texas Finance Commission, UK Ministry of Defence, US Navy (NAVSEA), Waste Management, and Van Brunt & Associates, Inc.